How do I clean glass stains on a frameless glass shower enclosure?

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  • January 23 2008 - US
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What kind of "stains" - ?  Calcium or soap scum?  I use a combination of white vinegar & water and elbow grease.  Once you get them cleaned, give them a coat of RainX (the stuff used for car windshields) and the staining will not come back.  You have to re-apply the RainX every few months but it beats having to clean the doors all the time.

  • January 23 2008
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 Vinegar will work if the stains are not too bad, and have not been left on the glass too long. If vinegar doesn't work you may need a more potent approach. Check out hardware stores and grocery aisles for more stringent chemical cleaners. To remove lime scale, you need a cleaner with sequestrants. Always be sure to follow the manufacturer directions and use in a well-ventilated area. CLR is one brand that works but it is strong.

 

To avoid this problem with glass shower doors,the best thing is to clean the glass after every shower with a Squeege.

  • January 24 2008
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Profile picture for Mike_oxafloppin

VERY good idea on the rainex  TY

 

 I also use CLR on my shower. It works great. need ventilation though  it's murder on your eyes and throat if you dont.

 

  • January 25 2008
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If you have hard water, the minerals tend to etch into the glass over time. If that is the case, replacing the glass is not expensive. To keep the glass clear of stains, spraying with the shower cleaners that are out now and using a squeegy will keep the glass clear.

  • January 26 2008
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CLR is good; Lime-Away (with proper protection and ventilation) will handle really serious stains.  The Rainex is a great idea!

  • January 29 2008
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RainEx should never be used indoors!  It is not approved for indoor use and has not been tested for indoor human exposure to the chemicals in Rain-X.  Also, CLR and vinegar WILL damage anodized hinges, fittings, or pulls on yoru glass shower doors.  The only approved cleaner is Comet non-abrasive.  You may also try the cream cleaner (CermaBrite) for glass cook tops for really tough deposits.  Best practice is to squeege off the water after showerign to avoid mineral build-up. 

  • February 11 2008
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I use vinegar on the glass door and surround with great success. A little Borax on a sponge for everything else.  Works terrific for me!

  • February 12 2008
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Deer Bruce,

Wat r yu tring 2 sai theers nutin rong w/ mee aftr th ranX 

;-)

  • February 12 2008
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Profile picture for DannyInSoCal

CLR - They will all look better than new.

 

One of my dogs banged her head on the glass door !!!!!

 

Thanx, D

  • February 19 2008
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Use a wet dryer sheet. It takes off the grunge nicely. I've tried it and it works.

  • February 26 2008
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